Rhiannon Goddard has been working in museums for over 20 years. Since 2008 she has been at Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) managing the implementation of major exhibitions including "Royal Style in the Making" and "Fashion Rules" at Kensington Palace. As Head of Public Engagement Projects and Business Management she has fulfilled the role of Project Director for installations including "Superbloom" at the Tower of London for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Prior to working for HRP Rhiannon worked at the British Museum, with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and Somerset House. She has an MA in History of Design from the V&A /RCA. Rhiannon lives in East London with her husband, son and cat.
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Featuring "top tips" from industry leaders and professional as well as real-life examples and templates, this book is a must-read for new and experienced museum and exhibition professionals, as well as students studying to enter the heritage sector.
Displaying Organisation is a practical, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing exhibitions. Drawing on the author's in-depth experience of managing a wide range of exhibitions and installations, the book breaks down the process of exhibition creation into easy-to-read sections. It covers not only key tasks but also explores the skills and knowledge specific to the museum and heritage sector, including
- defining and planning your project;
- setting up a project team, assigning roles and responsibilities;
- carrying out a formative evaluation and writing an interpretation plan;
- the foundational skills needed to be a successful project manager such as budgeting, risk assessment, and program management; and
- advice and approaches on how to tackle common problems to ensure success.
Introduction: A note on terminology; Stages of an exhibition project; What is a project manager?
PART 1: DEFINING YOUR PROJECT
- Chapter 1: Getting the Vision Right
PART 2: PLANNING THE PROJECT
- Chapter 2: Setting Up the Project
- Chapter 3: Interpretation Planning
- Chapter 4: Bringing Your the Designers on Board and Creating a Concept Design
PART 3: EXECUTING THE PROJECT
- Chapter 5: Scheme and Detailed Design
- Chapter 6: On Site
PART 4: TRANSITION
- Chapter 7: Preparing for Opening
PART 5: EVALUATING THE PROJECT
- Chapter 8: Project Closure
PART 6: KEY PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
- Chapter 9: How to Manage a Project Programme
- Chapter 10: Setting and Managing a Budget
- Chapter 11: Understanding and Managing Risks
- Chapter 12: Summary